2006 Cicada Season Reports



As of this afternoon, here in Southern Maryland, 4 species of cicadas are still currently calling periodically:

Tibicen chloromera
Tibicen davisi
Tibicen auletes
Tibicen linnei


Thursday, September 14, 2006 7:17:54 AM

State: Pennsylvania


City: Waynesburg

Location: Located near i-79 interstate, kirby exit

Cicada Activity: First one i found this year

Comments: It is green on top and white on the bottomside, found it on a big weeping willow tree while taking my dogs on a walk


Wednesday, September 13, 2006 7:17:54 AM

State: Ohio

County: Franklin

City: Columbus

Location: Worthington Hills housing

Cicada Activity: They seem to be in all the neighbors trees. One day I was talking to one of the neighbors and one fell out of the tree and

landed right next to me. Once you hear them, you miss them when they move to another tree.

Comments: I listen to them to fall asleep. I moved here from Ca. and when I first heard them, I thought they were very annoying until I got used to them.


Sunday, September 10, 2006 11:51:49 PM

State: Iowa

County: Fayette

City: Oelwein

Location: Dead on our front porch. But I can hear many more nearby. East edge of city limits.


Saturday, September 09, 2006 11:09:19 PM

State: Alabama

County:     Madison

City:       Huntsville

Location: Bailey Cove Road, 5 miles from the Police Station

Cicada Activity: I have only actually seen one live cicada, but the noise has been deafening!

Comments: The color of the one I found is green, brown/black and light orange. Looks like the one at the top of your page. It appears to be female and was very active.   Thanks!


Friday, September 08, 2006 8:17:49 AM


County: COOK


Location: 183RD STREET



Thursday, September 07, 2006 10:36:23 PM

State: New York

County: Kings

City: Brooklyn

Location: Canarsie Park near the Belt Parkway

Cicada Activity: This year there has been an unusuallly great number of them up to a week ago. There are just a few now. They were becoming quite a noise nuisance


Thursday, September 07, 2006 1:10:25 PM

Country: Canada

Provence: Ontario

City: Toronto

Location: Highway 401 and Morningside Avenue (North East end of the city)

Cicada Activity: Very loud. Have heard them for the past few weeks.

Comments: This one ended up in my car at the WalMart parking lot. Scared the pants off me. Was not sure what it was at first. Had not seen a live Cicada.


Wednesday, September 06, 2006 1:46:33 PM

State: Iowa

County: Polk

City: West Des Moines

GPS: N41 34.90854, W093 43.24896

Location: 13th Street, West Des Moines, in the City

Cicada Activity: Very loud all summer long.   Their song has dwindled a bit now that it’s getting cooler.   Today I went out and looked at the side of my gararage and counted 9 whole shells of where they have shed. Have seen one live one with wings on the back deck that the dog was trying to play with. Black and Green very large size. There must be a ton of them in the trees behind my house.

Comments: Nifty Site!


Tuesday, September 05, 2006 6:47:13 PM

State:       NC


City: Jacksonville, NC

Location: Tower Drive, Jacksonville, NC 28546

Cicada Activity: I have only seen them recently w/in the past few days. Then I had the dog out and he was sniffing at the ground and there was the cicada. I caught it in a jar b/c I didn’t know what it was. Sorry.


Monday, September 04, 2006 8:25:38 PM

State: Louisiana


City: New Orleans

Location: Uptown Carrolton New Orleans Area

Cicada Activity: Emerge from ground at night around 9:00 pm. We usually have around 4 on average a night in our backyard on our wood deck and on our house.


Monday, September 04, 2006 9:53:49 AM

State: Florida

County: Pinellas

City: Seminole

Location: Seminole high school, zip code 33776, vonn road (131st street)

Cicada Activity: I was unaware that there was any cicada activity. Haven’t noticed them singing and this is the first I have ever sighted . it’s rather a wonder for me. It is resting motionless on the window screen.


Sunday, September 03, 2006 3:40:05 PM

State: Louisiana

County: Caddo Parish

City: Shreveport

Location: North Shreveport

Cicada Activity: Have seen at least 8 empty shells within the past month.. Last one seen was this morning, Sept 3 06…

Comments: Would like to a good explanation of the full life span…


Saturday, September 02, 2006 11:18:51 PM

State: T.X.

County: Harris

City: Pasadena

Location: San Augustine

Cicada Activity:



Friday, September 01, 2006 9:17:57 PM

State: Ohio

County:     Wayne

City:       Orrville

Location: Apartment complex

Cicada Activity: I have seen and heard more this year, then any other, in at least the last 10 years. Have found probably 20+ shells and a half a dozen or so adults (dog day cicadas).

Comments: I have loved these since I was a child and am 26 now. I have seen an over abundance these year compared to previous years.


Thursday, August 31, 2006 3:05:05 PM

Country: Canada

State: Ontario

City: Mississauga (South of Toronto)

Location: Square One

Cicada Activity: Begins in hot season (July – Sept) Found one yesterday so just identified species and horribly loud sound (crack-caw, crack-caw…increases when annoyed with another sound)


Monday, August 28, 2006 9:14:41 AM

State: Illinois

County: Cook

City: Riverside

Location: Addison rd.

Cicada Activity:

Comments: I saw a cicada in my yard. It was so dark it blended into the tree, but I could see the red eyes.


Sunday, August 27, 2006 2:23:16 PM

State: Kentucky

County: Boone

City: Union

Location: Union PO 41091

Cicada Activity: Large Black Eyed Cicada maybe 1.5 inches.   Not near as visible as the big brood. But none the less you can here them in the trees. They seemed to have emerged within the past 2 weeks.


Thursday, August 24, 2006 10:30:57 PM

State: Nebraska

County: Douglas

City: Omaha

Location: Grace Abbott Elementary

Cicada Activity:

Comments: I just caught one an hour ago. I just love them!


Thursday, August 24, 2006 7:27:24 AM

State: Indiana

County: Vigo

City: Terre Haute

Location: Corner of 4th st. and swan st.

Cicada Activity: I have noticed extremely loud group at this location the last two days in the evening ( 7-8 pm EDT. No sightings or skins but a flock of starlings is congregating on this corner also. This is a residential area just south of the Indiana State University campus. They seem to extend for two or three blocks surrounding this corner from what I can tell as I walk in the evening. This appears to be much louder than the normal singing I hear each year in this area. This area had a very low infestation of the last 17 year group in 2004 or 05.

Comments: Probably a normal situation but science proceeds from odd observations. Will reply more if any new developments.


Thursday, August 24, 2006 1:07:52 AM

State: Missouri

County: Johnson

City: Warrensburg

Location: Neighborhood

Cicada Activity: I’ve seen a few


Thursday, August 24, 2006 12:09:25 AM


County: LAKE



Cicada Activity:



Wednesday, August 23, 2006 6:32:06 PM

State: IN

County: Lake

City: Crownpoint

Location: Rt 41 near Cedarlake, IN

Cicada Activity: Have seen alot of cicadas mating on my birdfeeders, when I take them down at night. There are a lot of them here, and they make a lot of noise.

Comments: Last night right outside my second story window I was serenaded until 5 am this morning. It was only one but what a racket he made.


Wednesday, August 23, 2006 5:17:51 PM

State:       MD


City: Baltimore

Location: St. Mary’s Park, on Paca Street near Druid Hill Avenue

Cicada Activity: Lots of very enthusiastic singing in the park and elsewhere — loudest on hot, humid days. However, I did actually meet up with any until yesterday. A beautiful green fellow had landed on the ground. I picked him up and he, after being a bit disconcerted, sat contentedly on my hand while I walked into the park. I put him back in a tree.


Wednesday, August 23, 2006 8:25:00 AM

State:       NJ

County: Cape May

City: Goshen

Location: our back deck

Comments: I am new to the wonders of Cicadas. We found one on our back deck in s.NJ, upon looking it up we found out it was an apache. I would love to know more about this species, does it live underground for 17 years? After they emerge do they only live that summer, reproduce and then die? Any info you can give would be great. They are so darn cute!,


Tuesday, August 22, 2006 11:14:19 AM

State: Illinios

County: Mchenry

City: Johnsburg

Location: Chappel hill rd

Cicada Activity: We have some in the trees now i hear them

Comments: When will the 17 yr. hatch effect us i can not find anything online for this region of the country. thank you.


Tuesday, August 22, 2006 7:35:25 AM


County: COOK





Monday, August 21, 2006 7:54:12 PM

State: NY

County: Dutchess

City: Pleasant Valley

Location: My driveway off of RT 44

Cicada Activity: I’m not really sure. We seem to be hearing quite a bit of noise from them but this is the first one I have seen since I was a child.


Monday, August 21, 2006 4:03:33 PM

State: Kentucky

County: Shelby

City: Shelbyville

Location: Shelby County Fair Grounds

Cicada Activity: I’m not sure, as this is our first summer here.

Comments: I have a really nice picture of him on our porch. He is very pretty Very big eyes, with a beautiful green color trim on his almost invisible wings.

I feel bad for him, he is flopping all around on our back porch.


Monday, August 21, 2006 1:59:46 PM

State: Tennessee

County: Wilson

City: Mount Juliet

Location: We have a couple acres and they’re INFESTED with the noisy buggers. They start with the shake, rattle, and roll about 6:00 a.m., and don’t’ stop for another 12 hours. Personally, I prefer fireflies, but thanks to construction and kids catching them for medical research, there are fewer each year.

Cicada Activity: INTENSE!!! I don’t think I’ve heard so many during a single summer.

Comments: I’m not a bug person, and they gross me out: but then, all bugs gross me out, and we have a bumper crop this year. Unfortunately, we have six indoor cats, and they don’t do anything. A bug is to look at. Period.


Monday, August 21, 2006 11:21:10 AM

State: Kansas

County: McPherson

City: Lindsborg

Location: Old Highway 80

Cicada Activity: Have been listening to the cicada sounds this summer.

Comments: Found one cicada (green and black markings) dead out side my back door.


Monday, August 21, 2006 10:07:27 AM

State: Nebraska

County: Sarpy

City: Bellevue

Location: Hwy 370 and Ft Crook Rd

Cicada Activity: Very noisy in trees near by

Comments: Found 1 dead cicada being carried by a very large bumblebee and later found another one in my yard. They had orange marking on their head, not sure what kind they were.


Sunday, August 20, 2006 8:47:24 PM

State:       PA


City:       Philadelphia


Cicada Activity: MORE CICADAS



Saturday, August 19, 2006 8:14:27 PM

State: GA

County: Musscogge

City: Columbus


Cicada Activity: Lots of noise, confirmed what they where by checking on the internet.


Saturday, August 19, 2006 4:04:40 PM

State: Illinois

County: Kankakee

City: Bourbonnais

Location: I-57 Exit 315

Cicada Activity: My trees are currently full of cicadas and I have literally hundreds of shells all over my yard. This is the worst I’ve ever seen them.


Saturday, August 19, 2006 2:33:38 PM

State:       PA



Location: backyard

Cicada Activity: I’m growing pumpkins in my back yard. And I’m finding a lot of the empty bodies under the leaves and on the surrounding fence. Haven’t noticed any in the tree though.


Friday, August 18, 2006 8:54:04 PM

Country:     Canada

City: Halifax


Cicada Activity: This is the first time I have ever seen this. My grandson found it on a small branch on a tree. We caught it and put it in a container and took some pictures of it.

Comments: I have a picture of it if you are interested in it.


Friday, August 18, 2006 2:12:26 PM

State: Michigan

County: Wayne

City: Dearborn hgts.

Location: Federal elementary school   district

Cicada Activity: Lots of noise   if you touch   there wings. Lots of   noise day and   night

Comments: 12 shells were found in   two days


Friday, August 18, 2006 10:56:04 AM

State: Illinois

County: LaSalle

City: Ottawa

Location: West Side Near the Illinois River

Cicada Activity: We have seen several cicadas in the past week. We have also found aprx 10 moltings. Also have seen many cicada killing hornets.


Friday, August 18, 2006 9:55:01 AM

State:       MD

County:     Frederick


Location: Broad Run

Cicada Activity: Big Brood this year. Calling is deafening! But this morning, I saw several dead and others landing on my deck obviously spent and soon to die. Just before sunset we have to retreat into the house to escape the shrill callings


Thursday, August 17, 2006



I live in Monmouth County, NJ.   My husband and I noticed the cicadas singing this morning. Can you give me any information about local emergence? Is this an “annual” species? I find these creatures fascinating.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Mary Lynn


Thursday, August 17, 2006 9:47:00 AM

State: AZ

County: Yavapai

City: Prescott

Location: VA Hospital

Cicada Activity: seems late in the season, sporatic


Wednesday, August 16, 2006 7:21:26 PM

State: PA

County:     Philadelphia

City:       Philadelphia

Location: Holy Family University

Cicada Activity: i hear them all the time and find shells all the time in my back yard…there are three back there right now.


Wednesday, August 16, 2006 11:53:24 AM

State: PA

County: Montgomery

City: Blue Bell

Location: Cherry Lane

Cicada Activity: Trees fully covered with Cicadas.

Comments: When looking at the cycles, 2006 is an off year however we have fully infested trees. As a result of these cicadas we have large Cicada Wasp infestations. These wasps are bad news.


Tuesday, August 15, 2006 5:13:30 PM

State: Iowa

County: Muscatine

City: Muscatine

Location: On our garage door and one on our screened in porch

Cicada Activity: Can hear lots of them singing in early afternoon and in the evening.


Monday, August 14, 2006 1:24:27 PM

State: Illinois

County: Cook

City: Chicago

Location: House, back yard and front yard

Cicada Activity: There seem to be more this year then the recent past years!


Monday, August 14, 2006 10:21:22 AM

Country: Canada,

Provence: Quebec

City: Deux Montagnes


Cicada Activity: My son found one on the side of a building. This is the first one we’ve seen. We actually had the remains of a cicada 2 years ago.

Comments: We took some pictures if you’d like them.


Monday, August 14, 2006 6:12:34 AM

State: Kentucky

County: Livingston

City: Ledbetter

Location: Felloship Ropad

Cicada Activity: Low i have only seen 2. but i have heard them singing.


Sunday, August 13, 2006 1:48:42 AM

State: Minnesota

County: Hennepin

City:   Maple Grove

Location: Elm Creek Park Reserve

Cicada Activity: My husband and I caught one and didn’t know exactly what it was. Thus, we ended up here!


Sunday, August 13, 2006 12:17:03 AM

State: IL

County: Lake

City: Gurnee

Location: Gages Lake Rd

Cicada Activity: Heard them today and saw one on my upstairs bedroom window

Comments: The one for Gurnee MD was a mistake, I am in Illinois


Saturday, August 12, 2006 8:05:31 PM

State: Illinois

County: Stephensen

City: Freeport

Location: Fairgrounds/Race Track Area

Cicada Activity: Lots of empty shells. Watched one emerge this afternoon.


Saturday, August 12, 2006 10:30:40 AM

State: NJ

County: Camden

City: Runnemede

Location: Rt. 168

Cicada Activity: Last night me and the kids found the strangest bug we have ever seen after some research we found out it was a cicada i’m 31 and i have never seen one before it’s living on my deck what should we do with it?

Comments: Is it lost or confused?


Saturday, August 12, 2006 9:28:25 AM

State: NJ

County: Monmouth

City:   Freehold

Location: Freehold Raceway or routes 537 and 18 closer

Cicada Activity: Recently returned from a vacation and see lots of nymph casings on one particular tree in back yard. Have noticed at least 2 cicadas flying in yard — beautiful. Can’t wait to see them again now so I can try to identify them.

Comments: Just discovering cicadas. Of course I am familiar with cicada songs — but didn’t ever know the casings and previously unidentified flying things were cicadas. Last year there were 20-30 casings on one tree over a 1 week period — can’t recall when during the spring/summer.


Saturday, August 12, 2006 9:26:26 AM

State: Illinois

County: Lake

City:       Beach Park

Location: 3 miles from Lake Michigan off of Greenbay Rd.

West side of the Waukegan airport

Cicada Activity: Found 3 shells close together on a maple tree in the front yard. Clinging to the bark about 4 feet off the ground. Have heard them singing but have not seen one yet


Saturday, August 12, 2006 12:09:51 AM

State: PA

County: Bucks

City:   Chalfont

Location: County Line Rd. and us Rt. 202

Cicada Activity: I previously reported this.


Saturday, August 12, 2006 12:05:51 AM

State: PA

County: Bucks

City: Chalfont

Location: County Line Road and US Rt.202

Cicada Activity: I have found more than a dozen shells on my fence and ground. I then noticed small holes in my back yard. I’m not sure if I’ve seen what has emerged from the shell flying around. The shell is brown, short winged.

Comments: I’ve never paid much attention to them before but find them fascinating. I have found so much information on the internet. I can’t wait to share the information with my granddaughters, along with the shells I’ve collected.


Friday, August 11, 2006 12:48:36 PM

State: Minnesota

County:     Dakota

City:   South St. Paul

Location: 5th Ave. South. A few blocks from 494

Cicada Activity: I’m not sure. I found this large bug on the side of my house and wanted to know what it was.

Comments: From looking at the States listed, this probably won’t help. Sorry.


Friday, August 11, 2006 10:23:45 AM

Country: Canada

City: Providence Bay

Location: Boardwalk frame by the lake


Friday, August 11, 2006 9:51:23 AM

State: Illinois

County: DeKalb

City:   DeKalb

Location: Sweet Park

Cicada Activity: Heavy

Comments: One just landed on our metal, vertical balcony railing. Has been there for more than 5 minutes now.


Friday, August 11, 2006 7:26:26 AM

State: MI

County: Gratiot

City: Ithaca

Location: On the side of trees in the yards I mow.

Cicada Activity: Just a lot of them every year.


Thursday, August 10, 2006 3:47:51 PM

State: Illinois

County: St. Clair

City: Belleville

Location: Carlyle ave

Cicada Activity: Have seen at least 30

Comments: Falling out of trees on to the patio…feral cats like playing with them


Thursday, August 10, 2006 2:43:30 AM

State: AZ

County: Maricopa

City:   Phoenix/Glendale

Location: 10000 n 33rd dr

Cicada Activity: Very heavy


As of this morning, here in Southern Maryland, 6 species of cicadas are currently calling daily:

Tibicen chloromera
Tibicen lyricen
Tibicen davisi
Tibicen robinsoniana
Tibicen auletes
Tibicen linnei

Wednesday, August 09, 2006 7:50:59 PM

State: Illinois

County:     Livingston

Location: Indiana Ave

Cicada Activity: In the trees around my home they have been very loud for at least the last two weeks. I have seen quite a few live cicadas flying and also have seen many dead ones but there are still a lot singing in the trees


Wednesday, August 09, 2006 2:35:37 PM

State: Wisconsin

County:     Brown

City:       Green Bay

Location: Hickory Hill and Meacham

Cicada Activity: It’s very load during the day in my backyard.

My mother used to call them singing wires,…

I don’t think I’ve ever seen one but can’t remember a summer when I didn’t hear them…It is a yearly occurance around here and I believe it started around the middle of July, end of July at the latest.

There has to be thousands of them judging by the singing….I’d like to learn more about them but havn’t found any information yet.

Can you send me a link? Maybe Nat’l Geographic.com would have something.

Oh, another time my mom said they were tree snakes….I wonder if she ever knew and was just teasing, or just didn’t know, oh well…that’s why I’d like to learn more about them…



Wednesday, August 09, 2006 2:34:02 PM

State: Texas

County:     Travis

City:       Austin

Location: In Barton Creek Development

Cicada Activity: Lots of noise in the night and even during the day.

Comments: Found a Cicada Killer flying around a flower pot. At first I thought it was a hummingbird. On closer look, it looked like a large bee with brown and white specks on its abdomen. That’s when I realised it was not a hummingbird. I went on the internet and after a lot of searching realised it was a cicada killer. Unfortunately, I had already sprayed its burrow with a wasp insecticide. I don’t see it anymore.



Tuesday, August 08, 2006 6:24:13 PM

State: PA

County: Cambria

City: Ebensburg

Location: Park Street, Ebensburg

Cicada Activity: I found one in my maple tree in the backyard. Found around 6 p.m. or so, just flying around the tree and landing on the trunk.


Tuesday, August 08, 2006 1:57:58 PM

State: PA

County: Berks

City: Shillington

Location: Shillington Post Office

Cicada Activity: Large amount of activity multipe sitings of mature cicada and lots of shells left behind. They are very noisy and the noise they make is so loud it can be heard over the running of 2 air conditioners in my house


Monday, August 07, 2006 2:01:46 PM

State: Connecticut

County: Fairfiled

City: Norwalk

Location: Woods Pond, East Rocks Road

Cicada Activity: I don’t ever remember them being so loud! There seem to be a lot more of them making noise this year than in years past.

Comments: What I assume is a dead cicada dropped right out of the tree like a walnut and landed at my feet while I was sitting on my front porch. I’m not even sure what type of cicada it is.   I will save it and take a photo if you’d like.


Sunday, August 06, 2006 4:44:14 PM

State: Illinois

County: Winnebago

City: Rockford

Location: Abington Drive

Cicada Activity:

Comments: We took some great pictures of the bug shedding his shell. It was really interesting!


Sunday, August 06, 2006 2:36:23 PM

State: NJ

County: Passaic

City: Clifton

GPS: 40:52:34.525N, 74:08:56.724W

Location: general area, most tall trees in the area have been exhibiting chorus activity over past 5 weeks.

Cicada Activity: Slightly lighter than most years in memory, with delayed emergence (~1-2 weeks). Chorus activity not as loud. Population density of this emergence seems smaller than that noted in previous years.

Comments: The exact species is unknown to me… It is similar to that pictured at the top of your page, but the nose is blunter and the body is mostly black with dark brown patches on head and thorax, some dark green directly behind the eyes, which are black with slight green overtones. The abdomen is light gray. The wings are wider and folded more flatly across the back than that pictured, and are transparent with nearly florescent green veins; very beautiful!   The body is ~1&1/2″ long, 7/16″ wide at thorax (widest), 3/8″ at head, 3/8″ at top of abdomen; tapering conically toward tail. The wings are ~2&1/4″ long and ~3/4″ wide at middle (widest point). There was evidence of fungal infection in the 4 specimens I noted, but did not appear severe enough to be sterilizing/life threatening.

Please let me know if you can identify the species.   I would be happy to provide a picture of a living individual (its wings are damaged though) if you can provide me with an address to which I can send it. My address is tschoen@att.net. Thanks and keep up the great work!


Sunday, August 06, 2006 1:03:55 PM

State: MD

County: Baltimore


Location: Talman Road between Scotts Level Rd. and Old Court Rd.

Cicada Activity: Very noisy this morning saw a couple on my deck. Now I know why my Shade Master (thornless) Honey Locust tree is dropping leaves, the cicadas are up in these trees and they are LOUD. I thought they were not due back for years.


Saturday, August 05, 2006 1:14:33 PM

State: New York

County: Monroe

City: Rochester

Location: Paul Road Elementary School

Cicada Activity: Shells and emerging cicada everywhere!

We have watched 4 “hatch” just this morning!


Saturday, August 05, 2006 8:35:19 AM

State: New York

County: Putnam

City: Carmel

Location: Putnam Drive, Carmel, NY

Cicada Activity: Flew to our Patio and made his summer sounds

As of this morning, here in Southern Maryland, 6 species of cicadas are currently calling:

Tibicen chloromera
Tibicen lyricen
Tibicen davisi
Tibicen robinsoniana
Tibicen auletes
Tibicen linnei

Friday, August 04, 2006 8:01:29 PM

State: NE ohio

County: Portage

City: Atwater

Location: porter rd, running between rt 14 & rt 224

Cicada Activity: I rarely see any in general


Friday, August 04, 2006 9:30:57 AM

State: Maine

County: York

City: Dayton

Location: approx 7-10 miles west/inland from University of New England, off Rt 35 in Town of Goodwin Mills

Cicada Activity:

Comments: We have experienced our first cicada encounter this week after living in Maine my whole life when two huge insects were buzzing and landing on my two horses. The horses were very alarmed, bucking, kicking and acting as if they were going to run through our fence! When we went out to move them to a different pasture to try to calm them, we saw two HUGE fly like insects buzzing and landing on them. I had no idea what they were. Two to three days later a bug landed on our kitchen screen that was about the right size and shape so I was pretty sure it was what was scaring the horses. We were able to catch it and after going on the internet, decided it is a cicada, probably Tibicen (Harris) type. After hearing the recordings of their sound I recognized their sound as what we used to call heat bugs as a kid. I have however lived on a farm in Maine my whole life and had never experienced seeing them and especially not having them bother animals prior to this.

Friday, August 04, 2006 8:11:45 AM
State: Illinois
County: Rock Island
City: East Moline
Cicada activity: Have seen LOTS of live cicadas this year, more than I have ever seen. Have not seen 1 shell so far. Did see a dead cicada in my drivway this morning


Thursday, August 03, 2006 4:21:10 PM
County: BECKER
Location: ROUND LAKE (LAKE NUMBER 03-155)
Cicada Activity: FOUND 1 DEAD

Thursday, August 03, 2006 1:21:06 PM
State: Wisconsin
County: Rock
City: Beloit
Location: Robinson School on Pioneer Dr.
Cicada Activity: I found one lying dead in front of my stairs, and then one last night alive right outside our door.
Just like clockwork Neocicada hieroglyphica has stopped calling by the first of August, as they do almost every year. In areas where just last week they were very abundant and loud, it is now silent.

Good description of Tibicen chloromera!
Wednesday, August 02, 2006 11:21:37 PM
State: MD
County: Baltimore
City: Essex
Location: Near Deep Creek Middle School, Marlyn Avenue
Cicada Activity: First cicada sighting tonight. Green eyes. White belly. Green, brown and black on top with a white stripe going across the body.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006 5:14:36 PM
State: Illinois
County: Winnebago
City: Rockford
Location: Norwich Drive
Cicada Activity: This is the first I have seen. Actually, my dog was trying to get it. I collected it and put it outside my fenced in yard.
Comments: They are very beautiful. The lace wings are so delicate.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006 12:35:46 PM
State: Illinois
County: Will
City: Joliet
Location: Grand Prairie Drive
Cicada Activity: Only one we have seen.
Comments: It was on one of our window screens. We were not sure what it was and then looked up on the internet. It was definitely a cicada.


Tuesday, August 01, 2006 9:44:40 PM
State: Illinois
County: Cook
City: Chicago
Location: overhill and nw highway
Cicada Activity:
Comments: the cicadas that live in the 100 year old trees in our front yard play games! they love to call from one tree to another. While they are harmless, I often find them in the house chilling on the couch.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006 2:18:56 PM
State: Indiana
County: Pulaski
City: Monterey
Location: Post Office
Comments: Cicada was being chased by a wasp.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006 11:04:51 AM
State: Minnesota
County: Hennepin
City: Brooklyn center
Location: Dupont ave N and Basslake rd


Monday, July 31, 2006 8:09:48 PM
State: NJ
County: Camden
City: Glendora
Comments: Just saw my first one 7/31/06

Monday, July 31, 2006 12:17:57 PM
State: Arkansas
County: Johnson
City: Ozone
Cicada Activity: Ear piercing songs, finding shells all over my yard (In tree’s and bushes) and porch from molting.
Comments: I have just discovered that these bugs were cicada’s, although that was my first thought, but I seemed to remember they only came to the surface every 17 – 20 years, so kinda shrugged off. but I had asked many people what they were, and got a different answer each time, i was told a jarfly, by one person and locusts by another. but after searching on the internet i now know we have cicada’s all over our place and all down highway 21. I dont know about in the nearest town of Clarksville, because i havent witnessed any there myself. but they are more than welcome at our place. theyre so interesting and beautiful!… thanks


Sunday, July 30, 2006 2:57:42 PM
State: Iowa
County: Blackhawk
City: Waterloo
Location: My house
Cicada Activity: three fell out of our maple tree. they are green.

Sunday, July 30, 2006 2:51:16 PM
State: WV
County: Marion
City: Fairmont
Location: Country Club Road
Comments: We have found two cicada bodies (shells) caught ina spiders web for the past two days.


Friday, July 28, 2006 8:21:48 PM
State: Ohio
County: Licking
City: Newark
Location: 21st Street/Granville Street
Cicada Activity: I don’t know anything about cicadas except what I just read on the website. I hear them making their sounds in the trees in my neighborhood, but I don’t have any other info.
Comments: I found one cicada that I think just emerged from it’s tunnel. It was walking across the grass.

Friday, July 28, 2006 6:33:29 PM
State: PA
Location: HIGHWAY 512
Cicada Activity: Loud! Have only seen 3 so far. But you can hear there are a lot more in the trees.


As of this morning, here in Southern Maryland, all 7 species of cicadas are currently calling:

Neocicada hieroglyphica
Tibicen chloromera
Tibicen lyricen
Tibicen davisi
Tibicen robinsoniana
Tibicen auletes
Tibicen linnei

Thursday, July 27, 2006 6:08:27 PM
Province: Ontario
City: Toronto
GPS: 43.696176 -79.395103
Location: Yonge and Merton St.
Comments: Male cicada

Thursday, July 27, 2006 11:24:09 PM
State: Iowa
County: Buchanan
City: Independence
Location: 1767 Nathen Bethel Ave, also known as County Road W33, Independence, Iowa
Cicada Activity: Have heard them singing the last few days and have one dead one in a bag that the dog brought in. I haven’t heard them around here for years.


Tuesday, July 25, 2006 10:30:27 PM
State: Texas
City: Fort Hood
Location: Fort Hood, in Killeen Texas
Comments: I found this big bug in my carport this afternoon and it freaked out me and my kids. We caught it and have been trying to figure out what it is. It looks just like your picture and NOT with red eyes. Now that we know its not dangerous, we’ll let it go!

Tuesday, July 25, 2006 4:22:49 PM
State: Illinois
County: Cook
City: Oak Park
Location: Near the corner of Austin Blvd. and Chicago Ave.
Cicada Activity: I was shutting my windows this morning and found one on the outside of my screen. I have heard a few hear and there, but this is the first one I have actually seen. Pretty cool to see one so close up.

Sunday, July 23, 2006 3:38:03 PM
State: Oklahoma
County: Commanche
City: Geronimo
Location: 6 blocks from post office
Cicada Activity: Us kids (Blaise, Aurora, Pierce and Callista) found some shells that the cicadas molted out of, and we hear them singing at night! They start at about 8:15 every night. Just as we go to bed. We’ve never seen one, but we sure can hear them!


Saturday, July 22, 2006 10:20:06 PM
State: Nebraska
County: Lancaster
City: Lincoln
Location: NW 4th Street and Cornhusker Hwy
Cicada Activity: Average

Saturday, July 22, 2006 12:26:59 PM
State: Nebraska
County: Dawson/Gosper
City: Lexington
Location: Hwy 283 & I-80
Cicada Activity: This is the first one we have ever seen but it is the exact same as what we’ve viewed on your website.
Comments: I am a State Trooper and found it in my car the other night, stuck on its back. I find it unusual to have found this insect in our area – thought you would want to know.


Friday, July 21, 2006 8:12:03 PM
State: VA
County: Wake County
Location: Mine Shaft Road
Activity: Very Heavy
Comments: Killer Wasp are also more abundant


Thursday, July 20, 2006 11:38:48 PM

State: Tennessee

County:   Sumner

City:       Whitehouse

Location: Highway 31-W

Cicada Activity: first one I’ve seen


Wednesday, July 19, 2006 1:24:53 PM

State: Florida

County: Okaloosa

City:   Ft. Walton Beach

Location: Linwood Rd.

Cicada Activity: I heard a very loud buzzing noise outside my patio door and found that my cat was going after a cicada. I brought the cat in and picked the insect up using a paper towel. As soon as I touched it the ear splitting buzz occurred again. I took it into a densely overgrown area in the yard and let it go.

Comments: It appeared to be an adult


Wednesday, July 19, 2006 12:17:33 AM

State: Kentucky

County:     Oldham

City:       Pewee Valley

Location: Maple Ave

Cicada Activity: I just noticed them molting in the back yard this past week…about 10 per evening.


Tuesday, July 18, 2006 9:07:32 AM

State: Kentucky

County: Fayette

City: Lexington

Location: Georgetown Road and New Circle Road

Cicada Activity: Watched three cicadas shed their skins on the Fourth of July at around 11:30 p.m. Apparently they’re huge fans of Irises. I’ve got a picture of one to send if you’ll let me know an e-mail address. They’re beautiful creatures!


Sunday, July 16, 2006 12:26:25 AM

State:       NJ

City:       North Bergen

Location: July 14, 2006 was traped inside a tent. Took a lot of pictures. Had to do some research did not know of this big ugly insect.

Comments: Let it go made loud noise.


Friday, July 14, 2006 4:35:06 PM

State: Texas

County: Dallas

City: Mesquite


Cicada Activity: We have TONS of cicadas! I always see at least four at night in the barns.


Friday, July 14, 2006 12:10:24 AM

State: Colorado

County: Arapahoe

City: Englewood

Location: Close to Hapden and Broadway

Cicada Activity: Lots of buzzing in the trees first 1 I have seen in years

Comments: Going from nymph stage to adult on side of my house interesting to watch


Thursday, July 13, 2006 10:07:54 PM

State: Texas

County: Palo Pinto

City: Mineral Wells

Location: Near downtown.

Cicada Activity: They appear every summer, in abundance. Mineral Wells is in North Texas. I grew up in San Antonio, Texas, and they were just as prevalent there. I have been fascinated with these guys since childhood. Tonight I found one still encased in its brown shell, pre-emergent. This is the first time I’ve seen one before it has emerged!!! My kids and I are keeping an eye on it tonight, hoping to see it “hatch.” I don’t know the name of our species, the ones we see are bright green and about an inch 1/2 long.


Wednesday, July 12, 2006 3:15:17 PM
State: Indiana
County: Cass
City: Logansport
Location: Franklin elementary school
Comments: Just went outside for the fourth time today and noticed at least 20, of what seem like the annual cicadas in an area of grass surrounded by concrete. There is also a burning bush plant in this area. They seem to be favoring. Please contact me with info. Are they dangerous? How to get rid of them? Why do they buzz and fly at us?

Wednesday, July 12, 2006 11:33:31 AM
State: Texas
County: Cameron
City: Harlingen
Location: Dixieland rd, near town mall
Comments: I live about 1 1/2 miles from the mall in a sub division called River Oaks, and for the last few days these little guys have been in my trees and they are driving me crazy, they are so loud especially in the early morning hours, like 6:00 am. I’m wondering how long they are going to be here.


Tuesday, July 11, 2006 1:59:21 AM
State: Illinois
County: Cook
City: Chicago
Location: near 86th and ashland on the south side of chicago.


Monday, July 10, 2006 6:47:50 PM
State: PA
County: Mercer
City: South Py (Sharpsville)
Location: it was on my jeep tire, I have photos
Comments: I can send you photos. It was on my jeep tire. I had never seen one before. We have a landfill down the road. Glad its not a mutant bug of some kind. have heard of them….have HEArd them…Never ever saw one. I almost fainted.


Cicadas are still slow to call due to rainy, overcast days over the last 2 weeks.
As of this morning, here in Southern Maryland, only 3 species of cicadas are currently calling:

Neocicada hieroglyphica
Tibicen lyricen
Tibicen chloromera

Thursday, July 06, 2006 9:25:17 PM
State: Wisconsin
County: Dodge
City: Beaver Dam
Location: Declark St.
Cicada Activity: first cicada i’ve ever seen in nature

Thursday, July 06, 2006 12:51:53 PM
State: Tennessee
County: Rutherford
City: Smyrna
Location: Near Nat’l Guard Amory
Cicada Activity: None, I don’t think they are due again until 2010, which is why I think this sudden activity is odd.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006 3:55:42 PM
State: Ohio
County: Summit
City: Stow
Location: Graham Road.
Cicada Activity: Found a Pupa cover and a cicada drying itself on a tomato plant near a tree stump on July 5, 2006.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006 11:35:52 AM
State: IA
County: Sioux County
City: Sioux Center
Location: Hwy 75 and 7th St NE
Cicada Activity: First and only seen.
Comments: Found clinging to the tire of my dad’s car. We just arrived yesterday (on vacation), so it must have climbed up last night or this morning. The cicada just emerged from his old skin.

Monday, July 03, 2006 5:49:16 PM
State: Texas
County: Caldwell
City: Reedville (east of San Marcos)
Cicada Activity:
Comments: A cicada I have never heard. Starts with clucking that occur ever more quickly, then breaks into a machine-like tone with aggravating harmonics that sounds like a router/planar. There is a very distinctive dip at the beginning of the tone, but it is otherwise very steady at about 2.5kHz. Have not found anything on the web like it anywhere. Any ideas?

Monday, July 03, 2006 5:31:18 PM
State: WI
County: Milwaukee
City: Brown Deer
Location: Spotted near a school.
Cicada Activity: Low near my area.
Comments: Cicadas are awesome.


1st record of Diceroprocta viridifascia in Maryland!!!
Friday, June 30, 2006 5:21:44 PM
State: MD
County: Wicomico
City: Allen
Location: Somerset Ave & Village Drive 6/28 & 6/29 Somerset Ave & Village Drive 6/30 Potomac Ave & Richardson Ave 6/30
Cicada Activity: Very Possible Diceroprocta viridifascia!!

Monday, June 26, 2006 1:19:44 AM
State: Texas
County: Williamson
City: Taylor
Location: Bull Run Park
Cicada Activity: I’ve seen them everywhere in my yard at all hours, but especially at dusk…I see them emerging from their shells and I also find their empty shells attached to not just to plants or trees, but exterior walls, patio table or chairs…my young redbud is really taking a beat! Most it’s leaves are eaten. Also, I see many holes on the ground.
Comments: I would say that I’ve seen at least close to 100 in about a month or so span. They are a beautiful lime green color. (different from the ones I use to see in Missouri) I just wish they wouldn’t eat my Redbud so much!!!

Sunday, June 25, 2006 9:20:06 PM
State: Ca
County: Los Angeles
City: Canoga Park
Location: Canoga Park high school
Comments: not sure if cicadas, but these bugs in the local trees sure are loud! I thought they only inhabited the plains states.

Saturday, June 24, 2006 9:50:50 PM
Country: New Zealand
City: Auckland
Location: Maunawhau
Cicada Activity: A lot around this year
Comments: I love cicadas

Friday, June 23, 2006 9:16:22 AM
State: TEXAS
County: BEXAR
Location: LOOP 410 & CULEBRA ROADS


Cicada calling season is slow to start so far!
As of this morning, here in Southern Maryland, only 2 species of cicadas have started calling off and on: Neocicada hieroglyphica and Tibicen lyricen.

6-19-06 More records of first cicadas calling in Maryland:

Monday, June 19, 2006 1:17:58 PM
State: MD
County: Anne Arundel
City: Cape St. Claire
Location: Riverbay Rd.
Cicada Activity: Cicadas are emerging as of 6/16/2006. Species Unknown, hearing the calling in the trees.

Monday, June 19, 2006 1:14:36 PM
State: MD
County: Wicomico
City: Allen
Location: Intersection of Collins Wharf Rd.& Yacht Club Rd.
Activity: First cicada I have heard in 2006 is Lyricen, which I heard just a few minutes ago @ 12:59 p.m.on June 19. Temp 86, Stiff Wind, Sunny sky.


Heard first Tibicen lyricen in Maryland this season tonight at 8:25pm, 74 degrees in St. Mary’s County.


Thursday, June 15, 2006 1:50:24 PM
State: Texas
City: Garland
Location: All over the place. We have an abundance if Cicada Killer wasp, too, at the moment.


Heard first Neocicada hieroglyphica in Maryland this season today at 1:50pm, 81 deg in St. Mary’s County.


Saturday, June 10, 2006 6:31:21 PM
State: Texas
County: Johnson
City: Burleson
Location: In our backyard
Cicada Activity: We hear more than we see but we have seen a few. We have seen around 10 to 20 this year.”2006″
Comments: I have loved these things since I was a child.
Saturday, June 10, 2006 9:47:21 AM
State: Texas
County: Tarrant
City: Benbrok
Location: Council Dr.
Cicada Activity: There must be more than we can see. The sound during the day is very peaceful and noticeable. I am not sure if it is the cicada but it has just recently started so during the day. WE find there shell around the house.
Possible Periodical Reports?

Thursday, June 01, 2006 7:40:00 PM
State: Illinois
County: Dupage
City: Lombard
Location: Roosevelt @ Main St.
Cicada Activity: I’ve seen far more this year than I have in past ten years. My daughter and I, in past two days, have found more than 40 shells. 3 of which were still shedding.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 1:18:15 AM
State: Kentucky
County: Jefferson
City: Louisville
Location: East of Bardstown Road
Cicada Activity: Nnew to area, lived in Ohio most of my life


5-18-06 End of Australian Summer

Thursday, May 18, 2006 4:49:08 AM
Country: Australia
State: Victoria
City: Melbourne
Cicada Activity: well it was nearing the end of summer… i was out in the garden and a cicada landed on my hand… it was green.. a very bright green… and it made a beautiful sound… i put it in a tree high up from my cats. they like to harass any sort of insect that comes into our yard. But the cicada had beautiful wings like a clear satin. when the light reflected on to them it was like a shower of colours. beautiful i have to say.
Comments: Cicadas are the most beautiful insects ever.